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Sep 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
to graduate with honors -- on to graduate with honors from the university of michigan law school. he excelled at michigan while waiting tables far local fraternity. he is little known today, but walden really inspired a generation of african-american lawyers, including vernon jordan, lawyer, the counsel to presidents whom i'm sure some of you have heard of. overcan call -- jordan called walden so impressive. he said, quote, i wanted to be a lawyer just like walden. i wanted to walk like him and talk like him and hang out my shingle on auburn street just like walden. above all else pragmatists like walden and the black college presidents prioritized voting rights as the path to black power. and here we see walden challenging the so-called white primary. the laws, the tradition of excluding african-americans from the vote in georgia and elsewhere. and here is the result of his activism. in 1946 after the fall of the white primary, blacks lined up all over the streets in atlanta eager to exercise the franchise. and yet walden and other pragmatists were called accommodationists, uncle toms. and s
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